George Carlin once said, “Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist.” I’ve moved beyond idealist to disappointed idealist and am rushing headlong toward cynicism, at least as far as my medical condition goes.
I’m back from Houston and had hoped that my latest pancreatic problem would be resolved, but that didn’t happen. Once again, a doctor who, pre-procedure, had all the confidence in the world, was unable to follow through on his plans.
Next stop: full-blown surgery, 5 to 7 days in the hospital, and a 6-week recovery period. I have a hard time believing that even this will fix my obstinate, uncooperative pancreas.
We’ll see, I guess, but I don’t think I’ll ever be an innocent idealist again when it comes to medicine.